Nephrology and Hypertension Division
The Division of Nephrology and Hypertension includes more than 20 nephrologists and 11 fellows with two inpatient consultation services and approximately 20,000 outpatient consultations and follow-up visits annually. Our Division also offers a robust education and research program.
Our staff specializes in the treatment of complicated hypertensive disorders, complex cases of chronic kidney disease (CKD) as well as any stage of CKD complicated by diabetes, kidney stones, hypertension, and electrolyte disorders. Our CKD clinic is equipped to apply newer techniques to help slow the progression of established kidney disease to end-stage renal disease. Our Division manages kidney and pancreas transplant recipients, with approximately 120 kidney transplants annually as well as kidney-pancreas transplants.
We provide state-of-the-art hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis for over 800 patients annually at multiple outpatient dialysis units. Each unit prides itself in caring for the whole patient, providing an array of ancillary services such as physical and occupational therapies, dietary guidance, and spiritual support. Surgical care for vascular access is co-jointly provided by our partners in the Division of Vascular Surgery at Henry Ford.
Transplantation evaluation and follow-up is encouraged within the same health care system for superior continuity of care. The kidney transplant program, among the nation’s oldest and part of the Henry Ford Transplant Institute, has an excellent reputation and is equipped to deal with patients with special needs.
Our Division provides four active consultation services, one for a wide variety of kidney, hypertension, and electrolyte problems in patients hospitalized on other services and the last for the inpatient kidney transplantation service which admits patients newly transplanted as well as those requiring inpatient care. In addition, we staff two inpatient nephrology services dedicated to the care of hospitalized patients with problems such as acute kidney injury or end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis.
We offer medical students, residents, and nephrology fellows clinical and research experience. Our two-year Fellowship Program also includes candidates in a 3-year integrated Nephrology and Critical Care Medicine track and also candidates committed to one or more years in the Nephrology and Hypertension basic science laboratories.
Clinical research focuses on peritoneal and hemodialysis, and basic renal research focuses on the mechanisms responsible for kidney diseases requiring renal replacement therapy. Our Division is also closely associated with the Hypertension and Vascular Research Laboratories, one of the longest NIH-funded laboratories of its type in the country.